Definition of “originate” - English Dictionary

“originate” in English

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uk /əˈrɪdʒ.ən.eɪt/ us /əˈrɪdʒ.ən.eɪt/

(Definition of “originate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“originate” in American English

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originateverb [ I ]

us /əˈrɪdʒ·əˌneɪt/

to come from or begin in a particular place or situation:

Jazz originated in the US and is now popular throughout the world.

(Definition of “originate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

“originate” in Business English

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uk /əˈrɪdʒəneɪt/ us

[ I ] to come from a particular place, time, situation, etc.:

originate in Although the technology originated in the UK, it has been developed in the US.
originate at This flight originated at Los Angeles airport and is continuing to Boston and then Madrid.
originate from sb/sth They are studying complaints believed to have originated from retailers.

[ T ] to start something or cause it to happen:

We plan to improve our marketing program using ideas originated by our customers.

[ T ] FINANCE to arrange a new loan or investment :

A mortgage broker matches borrowers with lenders but does not originate or service mortgages.

(Definition of “originate” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)